Monday, November 19, 2007

is your granny square?

In the evening, while watching TV, or sitting around with the hubs, keeping my hands busy is an integril part of controling my pain. The more intense the project, the less I focus on what is going on with my body.

Crocheting can get very intense when you attempt to try something new and this holiday season I prepared myself for battle with granny squares. I have different designs for 100 of them and they have me rivited.

Eventually, this will all turn into a Christmas blanket for my living room. Chronic pain is a funny duck...It can often be ignored and in that process, I get to learn new things and produce something special at the same time.


Blogger dreamergirl said...

What a colourful blanket that's gonna be! much love to you xox

11:49 AM  
Blogger aka Cate said...

Once again, I admire your positive approach to chronic pain. It's great that you can produce something so cool while in pain.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

these are so beautiful!
clever, talented YOU.
can't wait to snuggle up in this at Christmas time.

i admire your approach to focusing on something creative when your pain is being a poo.

i love you.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Oh these are beautiful Darelene! I love granny squares, and I can aready imagine the entire blanket!!

Turning something painful into something beautiful..that's our Darlene!!
Love Ya
Wanda Mom

6:12 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

Oh that's going to be such an awesome blanket. I'm so glad you found something like this to refocus your mind.

You are an inspiration to me. Continually.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Keep up the good works.

You and your hubs are fortunate to be in each other's lives.

You do beautiful work too. I'll have to have my youngest daughter visit this site. She is way into knitting.

I hope the Reiki energy is of service.

4:47 AM  
Blogger cherry girl said...

What a wonderfully creative way take your mind away from the pain - it's gonna look great!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Cindie said...

What a constructive way to handle your pain... the afghan will be beautiful. I recently took up crocheting... I have always been a knitter and have finished one granny square blanket and have all of the squares completed for another.
There is a link if you would like to post yours as you work on it: and you can see others:)
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving....

5:44 AM  
Blogger bella said...

Love th blanket.
And I'm inspired by how you choose to cope wit chronic pain. To acknowledge its presence and feel it, but also give yourself to other things that are creative and nurturing.
And at the end of this current project, what wonderful snuggles you will have!

7:27 AM  

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